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new hope for a bart extension into san jose all thanks to a boost from the feds. president obama's budget allocates $130 million this year and sharon chin explains where all that money would go. >> reporter: construction plans to extend bart from this southernmost station in fremont to berryessa stay right on track thanks to a grant from the federal government. >> it's great news, getting a full funding grant agreement will allow us to move ahead. >> reporter: the federal transit administration has recommended the long-awaited bart extension get $130 million in federal funding this year. that's a big step in later securing an additional $900 million in federal money so the line can open in 2018. some regular bart riders look forward to the south bay expansion. >> i don't have a vehicle. so i think it's great. >> it means beating the traffic. because i know it's congested on those freeways. >> reporter: federal transit officials' recommendation for funding is an about-face from 2000 when they refused to recommend money for bart's extension, in 2004. the project was said to be too
makovec, cbs 5. >>> a major reversal on gay marriage by uncle sam. the obama administration says it will no longer defend the constitutionality of a federal law that bans the recognition of same-sex marriage. the justice department had backed the defense of marriage act until now. obama administration officials note the supreme court has ruled that laws criminalizing homosexual conduct are unconstitutional. >>> president obama is condemning the bloodshed in libya as new scenes of violence and chaos begin to trickle out of that country. the this is the latest amateur video that appears to show protestors destroying monuments and posters of their ruler moammar qaddafi. reports are surfacing that a libyan pilot chose to crash his jet instead of bombing a city. today the state department began ferrying u.s. citizens out of the country to the malta. the evacuation comes a day after qaddafi vowed to fight until his last drop of blood. >> he clearly is defiant and has pledged more violence here and so i don't think this is going to end quietly. >> president obama is expected to speak on
are not buying it. >> reporter: president obama's three trillion dollar spending plan arrived on capital hill this morning the white house says the proposal cuts the deficit by 1.1 trillion dollars over 10 years but republicans say it doesn't go far enough. >> continuation of as our chairman has said, a budget that unfortunately spends a little too much, taxes too much. borrows too much. >> reporter: the obama legislation says it can save on nondiscretionary spending it cuts $80 million from the pentagon budget, slashes money from the budget helping the poor buy heating oil. >> it will mean cutting things that i care deeply about but if we are going to walk the walk when it comes to fiscal discipline, because of cuts, these will be necessary. >> reporter: the president is also proposing spending increases such as education which is why, he visited a baltimore area school today that has republicans furious here on capital hill they want deeper cuts including a freeze on spending at 2008 levels. >> you have to understand, there is a $1.5 trillion deficit, so even if we were to hold things at le
obama proposed cutting next year. for the g.o.p., cutting spending is a top priority. >> we're broke. broke going on bankrupt. and just as abrupt business has trouble creating jobs, so does abrupt country. >> reporter: democrats call the g.o.p. plan a good start, but they insist congress needs a month to sort out a full spending plan, not just two weeks. president obama is pushing both sides to act now. >> we cannot allow gridlock to prevail. >> reporter: if the two parties do end up gridlocked, the government would shut down temporarily. hundreds of thousands of federal workers would be sent home without pay. this year's tax refunds would be delayed. as would applications for social security and veterans benefits. not every government service would stop in its tracks. the plan does keep several essential agencies up and running, like the military, the federal law enforcement agencies, and air traffic controllers. neither party says it wants the government shutdown, but both will have to compromise in order to keep that from happening. susan mcginnis, for cbs news, washington. >>> th
. the obama administration is stepping up pressure on mubarak, a long-time american ally. they want him to leave office immediately. >> and we pray that the violence in egypt will end and that the rights and aspirations of the egyptian people will be realized and that a better day will dawn over egypt. >> president obama made that remark at the morning national prayer breakfast. the white house is warning egypt, u.s. aid will ride on president mubarak's decision. protestors calling for another massive demonstration tomorrow. they have declared it the day of departure, the day they want president mubarak gone. so far, he is refusing to leave before his term is over in september. >>> recalled food, the grocery store knows who bought it. at least the ones who use their club cards. so why don't they call and warn them? the new lawsuit against safeway. >> get ready. pay more for less, big changes that could be in store for thousands of bay area commuters. >>> hi, i'm meteorologist lawrence karnow in the cbs 5 weather center. at least this beautiful weather is free. and looking good. just a f
is being kept in solitary confinement. >>> and president obama on his way to the bay area to meet with silicon valley "a" listers. a sneak peek at the guest list. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, d girl. c-b-s 5 >>> welcome back, everyone. a walnut creek police officer is facing charges for allegedly having sex with an underaged girl. cbs 5 has learned that officer sean wallace was arrested and is out on bail. the girl is between 16 and 18. no other details are released. >>> an east bay narcotics agent now in isolation for his protection after being arrested on drug charges. 49-year-old norman wielsch is commander of a narcotics enforcement team in contra costa county. he is accused of stealing and selling confiscated drugs. his lawyer says he is in isolation for fear that other criminals may hurt him. >> it's very difficult time for him. i mean, you can imagine allegations like this are devastating, especially to an officer that's had such a stellar career. >> bail for wielsch has been set at $660,000. a friend of his is also under arrest. >>> president obama will visit the bay area a little
'agata cbs 5. >>> president obama said good- bye to the bay area today. just about three hours ago, the president took off from sfo in air force one. mr. obama stopped by the bay area to talk with silicon valley leaders about jobs and the economy. did he that last night at a private din -- he did that last night at a private dinner in woodside. he just touched down in oregon where he will talk this afternoon at an intel plant. >>> former president bill clinton is in the bay area this afternoon. he will talk about the challenge of globalization and the growing interdependence between nations. it's all at a private computer security conference today at san francisco's moscone center. >>> her appearance at a wrestling tournament made history. >> why her opponent decided to forfeit the match and what happened in the next round. it's all coming up. >>> and the rain we have the snow in the mountains. what could it mean for the holiday weekend? we'll talk about that next. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> if you are a skier or snowboarder don't you wish you were already there? sierra at tahoe live
if you really love this country, leave this country. >> the obama administration is discussing proposals with top leaders this egypt he would leave office immediately rather than the plan he had to serve out the remaining of his term and moments ago egypt's government decided to relax the curfew in place for days. >> a few more hours on the streets. coming up a warning for verizon customers why the company may slow down your service on purpose plus. >> no interest for a year. a great deal. so i don't remember how hard they pushed it, they mentioned it, it sounded good. >> yeah, then he got a bill for $1,300 why that 0 interest financing can wind up costing you big bucks. >> and working moms and kids, the real weight of all those long hours at the office. >>> i am lawrence car know in karnow. wait until you see how warm it will get this weekend ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> a live look at wall street now the dow up 12 points but it has been in a seesaw mode after mixed unemployment report, that jobs report catching wall street by surprise. new numbers out from the labor department show employers a
peaceful protestors, killed by gunfire. >> reporter: obama administration is condemning the crackdown, indicating the libyan government could face consequences, for using force against the protestors. >> it is another day of protests on the streets of yemen. anti government demonstrators are calling on him to give up his rule he is calling for a national dialogue instead of giving up power. >>> in bahrain a group of young protestors are demanding the entire ruling monarchy step down. eight people have died in clashes with government troops in this tiny gulf nation one of washington's key allies for fighting terrorism. joel brown cbs news the white house. >> back in the bay area muni's executive director could be leaving according to the san francisco chronicle, nathaniel ford is a finalist for running the airport authority in washington dc. he will hear if he got the job by march 1st. his departure would come at a critical time for muni they are facing a billion dollar short fall over the next 20 years. >>> the last day to help out schools in contra costa county buying a new car. this
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